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My bike is a 2009 Vulcan Voyager with Ivan's Flash / K&N air cleaner and the stock Bridgestone tires so with that stated........


I wanted to know, who had done this with a 2009 Vulcan Voyager?
What tire did you use?
How did it affect your speedo?
What front tire did you use?

Any other information you can shed would be very helpful, looking at doing this in the next two weeks.

Let me know your thoughts and if I should change the front tire to match the rear tire? Bias etc.....

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I'm there on a 2012 Voyager running a 205/60/16 Yokohama Avid Envigor. On the front, I'm using a Shinko 777HD wide white wall for now. I am currently at about 32 psi on the rear tire and it feels fine for me. I started out at 39 psi, 40 psi is max on the side wall. Then lowered to 35 before getting to 32. I'm about due for another front tire, installed it at 46131 miles, now has 63940 miles on it, so thats 17809 miles on this tire, with another thousand or so to go before replacement. My speedo is nearly dead accurate now, was reading slow by about 3-4 mph at 60.
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I'm there on a 2012 Voyager running a 205/60/16 Yokohama Avid Envigor. On the front, I'm using a Shinko 777HD wide white wall for now. I am currently at about 32 psi on the rear tire and it feels fine for me. I started out at 39 psi, 40 psi is max on the side wall. Then lowered to 35 before getting to 32. I'm about due for another front tire, installed it at 46131 miles, now has 63940 miles on it, so thats 17809 miles on this tire, with another thousand or so to go before replacement. My speedo is nearly dead accurate now, was reading slow by about 3-4 mph at 60.
Rick, How are things going in Chatsworth. All my Huddleston family has moved on from Eton, so I don't really have reason to ride that way, unless just to meet a fellow Vulcan.

I have been following the darkside discussions with interest. I am about to go even further. I plan to have my 13 nomad 1700 triked with 2 wheels in the front. When I do, all three will be car tires. In the meantime, I need to replace my rear tire and am going to use a car tire. When you did that, did you leave the front tire alone (as opposed to a rear tire on the front), and are there any problems with that?

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Is your tire an H or V rated tire?

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Is your tire an H or V rated tire?

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The rating is just for speed. The H goes to 130 and V goes to 140.

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can you run the bridgestone stock tire up front and then run the Car tire in the back? Do they have to be the same style like Steel belted or ??????

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I'm still using a biased Shinko 777Hd in front. Sine its wearing so well, I'll probably replace with the same in a month or so.

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Rick,

Do you have any pictures of the tires on your bike? just wanted to see the clearance etc... thanks~

So you are using a car tire in the front and the rear?

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Rick,

Do you have any pictures of the tires on your bike? just wanted to see the clearance etc... thanks~

So you are using a car tire in the front and the rear?
Just on the rear, front is a front bike tire
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Rick, is your Shinko 777Hd a front tire or rear tire? Ok, if I could read, I'd have seen that you said front tire.

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